(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
Yemen minister condemns Houthi extortion of private businesses
Yemen's Information Minister has condemned the Houthi militia's extortion of private businesses in the name of the religious tax of 'Zakat'.
In a statement to Saba, Muammar al-Eryani, said the Houthi militia are "extorting the businesses that are still holding fast in
the territories under the control of the militia."
"The terrorist militia has kidnapped traders; stormed and shut down dozens of factories and business stores; and banned the Chamber of Commerce and Industry from organizing a press conference" on the violations against businesses in Sana'a.
He said that the militia "since its coup [of 21 September 2014] mounted an organized extortion of the private businesses to finance its pointless wars on the Yemeni people … even though it had eradicated the people's means of livelihood by looting the public treasury and public salaries."